It’s not very often that we find positive role models on television. Especially when you consider most television programs portray people with disabilities using the typical stereotypes. Anyway, I am happy to report the show “Little People, Big World is premiering another season on TLC. For those unaware, this show follows the trials and tribulations of the Rolloff family. Despite being disabled, Matt and Amy struggle to provide the best for their children. You see, they are both dwarfs; but they don’t let that stop them. As they themselves state in the beginning of every program, “We can pretty much do what everyone else does, but just in a different way. “
The Rolloffs four children. Going against typical thought, three of them are average size with only one being little. Two of them are twins.
From what I’ve seen, the Rolloff have a difficult year. However, they always manage to put a positive spin on things no matter what. I am very interested to see how they dealt with their situation after the “pumpkin throwing” incident from last season. Hopefully everything turned out all right.
Check local listings for this season premiere of Little People, Big World on The Learning Channel, March 9@8 p.m. Eastern time. You can also check out their webpage on TLC; it is already posted on the side of my webpage